Managing Medicare Open Enrollment

Managing Medicare Open Enrollment

October 2, 2020
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Part of a guardian’s responsibilities can include managing a ward’s Medicare benefits. Medicare can be very confusing, so in-depth research and talking to neutral certified counselors can be helpful in avoiding scams. Open enrollment occurs each year between October 15 and December 7, and from January 1 through March 31 for advantage plans, so now is the time to start educating yourself! Having adequate and personalized Medicare coverage is an important part of making informed decisions for your ward’s health coverage. The Medicare website is very helpful for general information to get you started. The Nebraska SHIP website can further provide state-specific information including Medicare classes and assistance from certified counselors. Check out the links below to begin your research!


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Nebraska SHIP